This week a theme has been percolating within me since my last post and the one before that. Things that I’ve read, things I have been thinking about, I know that is a dangerous endeavor, given my thinking problem. I have uncovered something that seems universal. There is no way I can be of any help ifContinue reading “When you can’t look on the bright side, I’ll sit with you in the dark -Alice in Wonderland”
I am fascinated with the authority with which many, write, advising the masses of how it is and how it should be. I have come to the conclusion that, in the words of Lao Tzu “Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know. Close your mouth, block off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie yourContinue reading “I don’t have a clue.”
I have, in the past, shut down, as I like to call it. Every so often I will disable interactive apps on my phone, turn off the computer and live the way many did before the rise of the internet. Days of hand-written letters and cards. Having conversations face to face. Using more primitive ways of findingContinue reading “Unplug, disconnect. Shutting down, now. It’s time.”
How I treasure the newcomer and hearing and reading about the stories of those still struggling with addiction. Way back when almost before I could remember, I was told don’t give up before the miracle happens. Bah! I thought, I’ll never get over wanting to be impaired..ALL THE TIME! Until the pain of staying the sameContinue reading “Out of the mouth’s of babes”
How much more discomfort will we (society) have to endure, before we are authentically ready to put our differences behind us and find what values we share? A great deal I’m afraid. If my experience with change is any indication, it’s going to hurt quite a bit. It’s is much more comfortable to be occupiedContinue reading “Oh boy, this is going to hurt.”
That which we do to or for others, we inflict or provide to ourselves. Being generous is, as I have found, quite a pleasant endeavor. As long as I am able to identify and be honest about my expectations. You see, I have a hard time being honest with myself about that. I tend toContinue reading “When Enough isn’t”
I decided to start sharing on this site, as a creative outlet. I found that I had composed a few ideas that seemed to resonate with more fellow travelers than I expected. Initially, though, the idea was to write a book about who I have become through addiction, recovery, and life on it’s own terms. FindingContinue reading “Do you Like?”
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